Deep Dive with MHP and Dorian Warren

Our host Melissa Harris-Perry is joined by progressive scholar, organizer, and media personality Dorian Warren for a weekly deep dive into news, politics, and culture. Together, they speak with thought leaders, change makers, and experts to make sense of the world around us. Together, they ask "what is political cruelty?" and what is its relation to American democracy? They delve into the practice of passing. They wonder how water shapes our lives. And that is just the beginning. Join Melissa and Dorian for The Takeaway's #DeepDive. 



  • Deep Dive: Political Cruelty

    Mar 17, 2023
    Revisiting the first ever Deep Dive, our cohosts explore Dr. Christina Beltrán's phenomenon of 'political cruelty.'
  • Deep Dive: Water

    Jul 8, 2022
    In this Deep Dive, Melissa and Dorian take an in-depth look at water insecurity, access and cleanliness.
  • Deep Dive: Sex Work (Rebroadcast)

    Jul 7, 2022
    In this "Deep Dive," Melissa and Dorian take an in-depth look at sex work and how it's been criminalized in the United States. 
  • Deep Dive: Health Insurance (Rebroadcast)

    Jul 5, 2022
    For this installment of the Takeaway "Deep Dives," Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren are tackling the important topic of the American Health Insurance System. 
  • Deep Dive: Fair Housing (Rebroadcast)

    Jul 4, 2022
    We’re taking a Deep Dive into the history and present state of fair housing in America, 54 years after the passage of the National Fair Housing Act.
  • Deep Dive: Generation Z

    May 20, 2022
    From the classroom to the workplace, politics to social media, can this cohort of young adults clean up the mess we’ve made?